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Please check with garden owners or their website to confirm current dates open In 2014 the gardens will be open daily from 17th to 21st June inc. Group bookings will be welcome in the mornings. There will be an exhibition of Kate Denton's sculpture (www.katedenton.com) running in conjunction with these open days and also an exhibition by the Botanical Artist - Heather Raeburn.Refreshments available.
Please email or ring to arrange a time and date.
Rhododendron, azaleas & primulas Water Garden, Meconopsis, newly planted walled garden formal beds.
£7 per person, including light refreshment, ie coffee/tea, cake/biscuit. (2009 prices) £6 per person, visit only
Goblin Ha', Gifford Tweedale Arms, Gifford 5* accomodation at Greywalls Hotel, Gullane.
Gifford Easy drive to Borders
A large garden to see for all seasons. Walled garden adjacent to the house. Box-edged borders filled with herbaceous plants, bulbs, roses and lavender beds. Box shapes. Rustic greenhouse and glasshouse. Shrubbery with rhododendrons, azaleas and bulbs.
Water and woodland garden with meconopsis and primulas. Formal lily pond. Woodland walks.
In 1809 Stobshiel, a modest dwelling, was occupied by the farm tenant. The walled garden was built by John Tawise, the owner of the house in 1882. In 1880 he had divided the garden into two parts by the yew hedge, and the borders were edged by box. In 1887 the Nisbet family inherited the estate. Christine Nisbet was a passionate plantswoman and particularly interested in meconopsis. The Wards bought Stobshiel in 1992.